Ain't God Good (4 of 16) by Stan Coffey

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Ain't God Good (4 of 16)
Series: Christianity and Shoe Leather
Dr. Stan Coffey
James 1:16-18


I.THE GOODNESS OF GOD
II. THE GLORY OF GOD
III. THE GRACE OF GOD

If you have your Bible tonight turn to James Chapter 1. We are going to preach tonight on the subject, ''Ain't God Good''. I hope that all of you will stay with me through the book of James. We are going to pretty well stay in this book on Sunday mornings and sometimes on Sunday nights and sometimes on Wednesday night, just as the Lord leads.

I want to tell you I hope you'll stay with me because James is a very, very practical book and it gets down to religion and shoe leather and he really gets down to brass tacks about the Christian life and unless you are really prayed up you can't hardly stay in the book of James.

You can't stay in the book of James and stay backsliden. I mean you are going to get right with God when you get in this book and so I think the Lord will use it in a tremendous way. It just has something for all of us.

It has a rebuke for us and it has a word of instruction for us and tonight it has an exciting word for us about the goodness of God. James Chapter 1. I want to begin reading with verse 16.

''DO NOT ERR, MY BELOVED BRETHREN. EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE, AND COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, WITH WHOM IS NO VARIABLENESS, NEITHER SHADOW OF TURNING. OF HIS OWN WILL BEGAT HE US WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH, THAT WE SHOULD BE A KIND OF FIRSTFRUITS OF HIS CREATURES.''

James is very quick to tell us about the goodness of God when he speaks of God as being the father of lights. What James is saying here that just as the sun is to this natural world so our Heavenly Father is to the spiritual world. So he is telling us very, very quickly how good God is.

You know if the devil can just get us to think negatively about God then he can begin to win some victories in our life and that is the plan of Satan to get Christians to thinking nega ...


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